Let’s not get too excited… currently there isn’t a standard or specification attached to 5G, as it is in its preliminary stages. Essentially, we can split the desired aims of 5G into 5 categories;
1 – Speed – 5G will aim to have the capability to download a full HD movie in just under 10 seconds.
2 – Response Time – The aim is to have a 1 millisecond response time, compared to the current rate for 4G, which is around 50 milliseconds.
3 – Accessibility – The consumer will be able to have limitless bandwidth and availability wherever they are, across the world.
4 – Volume – Provide the bandwidth that is needed to enable the devices connected to communicate with each other.
5 – Efficiency – The aim is to be cost effective, offering significant reductions in energy usage.
5G will focus on improving speed, for the benefit of the customer which will create more sales for the operators such as EE and Vodaphone. However, this won’t just be a mobile network, 5G will be a large end-to-end network that will be able to support a larger range of devices, such as Smart wearables, Smart mobility, Smart parking etc.
5G will improve watch ability for example if you were to watch a football game at the stadium, you would also be able to watch a live stream of an alternative camera angle at the same time the game is playing, without any buffering.
The aim of 5G is to create a fully mobile and connected society. The picture below represents how we may find ourselves connected when 5G launches.
The current aim is to have 5G will be available to users by 2020. However, the mass rollout doesn’t seem likely in the given time frame. Just like 4G, it is looking increasingly likely that 5G will be rolled out in stages.
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